Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District located in Dumas, Texas, is charged with conserving, protecting and preserving the Ogallala aquifer and other groundwater resources here in the northern Texas Panhandle. Through our board-implemented water conservation rules, educational programs and District-provided field services, we hope to better serve the stakeholders of the District.

Conservation Outreach Specialist


Assistant General Manager




Conservation Outreach


This position is responsible for performing district communications and education duties.


The position will handle basic and complex public relations and education responsibilities including: coordinating public relations efforts with local, regional and national media; advertising placement; representing the district at community events and trade shows; presenting conservation education to all ages and audiences; as well as creating press releases, newsletter articles and educational materials. The COS will coordinate the organization’s social media activities, assist with planning and execution of three annual Water Education Festivals for 800+ students, and contribute to audio/visual projects. Responsibilities will also include other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and training, a valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record are required. Proficiency in the following skill areas: Event Planning, Writing for Publication, Writing for Broadcast, Social Media, Hootsuite, Public Speaking, Audio Production, Video Production, Adobe Creative Cloud, Constant Contact, PowerPoint, Clippings Service, Administrative/Clerical and Microsoft Office. Possess the ability to work with little direct supervision; must have the ability to work well with district staff and groups or individuals with diverse interests.


Job performance may require: occasional lifting of items generally not exceeding 50 pounds; considerable walking, standing, stooping, and bending; some occasional irregular work hours and occasional long workdays, seldom amounting to more than 50 hours in one work week, and low to moderate levels of stress.  Job is performed primarily in a indoor/office environment with short times in the field. This position is located at the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District office in Dumas, TX. Salary commensurate with experience.

For information contact Kirk Welch at kwelch@northplainsgcd.org or call 806-935-6401.

Interested in working at the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District?

Information regarding open positions will be posted on this page on a per case basis. For more information, please contact our main office.

When we have a position open that interests you, please fill out our job application.

Office Information
P.O. Box 795
603 E. 1st Street
Dumas, TX 79029
806-935-6401 | Main
806-935-6633 | Fax